7.01.2011

#108 - Summer Reading


We don't want you to think that we forgot about all of our friends again, because we have been thinking of each and every one of you! Unfortunately my Nana (JD's great grandmother), passed away two weeks ago and we are just getting back into the swing of everyday life. She lived with my family or 8 years and each day certainly won't be the same without her, but she will always be in our hearts.

We don't want this to be a sad entry, though, because we are celebrating her life and enjoying the deliciousness of summer breezes and long sunlit hours. We have been devouring book after book, and since JD is such a literate pug (Ringo prefers TV versions of books to the stories themselves, you see) he thought that we would share our summer reading list with you!

June:

"Just Kids" - Patti Smith (our favorite so far! a must read for any artist.)
"White Oleander" - Janet Fitch (the book and movie are equally enticing)
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (JD's personal favorite. He believes that he is Watson)
"The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath" (because she is our favorite poet)
"The Time Traveler's Wife" - Audrey Niffenegger (beautifully written and a timeless but odd love story that is romantic but not at all cheesy)
"If There is Something to Desire: 100 Poems" - Vera Pavlova (poems originally in Russian, but translated into English by her husband. Beautifully simple and provoking.)


Coming up in July:
"Stardust" - Neil Gaiman
"Olive Twist" - Charles Dickens
"Peter Pan" - J.M. Barrie
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" - Oscar Wilde
"Wonderful Tonight" - Patti Boyd
"Maggie Now" - Betty Smith
"A Room with a View" - E.M. Forster


What's on your summer reading list?

x's & o's

2 comments:

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh,, I am sorry that your nana passed away.
JD , the photo of you is so beautiful.
Your tribute to her by summer reading is the best idea ever.
My book for the summer is "The Flight of the Hummingbird" by Michael Nicoll Yangulanaas.
love
tweedles

The Mama Monster said...

Very sorry to hear about your grandmother!!!

I love the idea of a tribute to her by a summer of reading!